1994 Winners

 

CANADA’S GOLDEN SHEAF AWARD WINNERS
1994


BEST OF FESTIVAL ... IT'S A TIE!

FOLK ART FOUND ME
Director:	Alex Busby
Producer:	Alex Busby & Mike Mahoney
Production Co:	Wisdom Teeth Productions
		P.O. Box 233, Station M
		Halifax, NS
		B3J 2M4
		Phone:	(902) 426-6001

A direct and humourous documentary that allows the artist to
explain what real folk art is.  A celebration of the creative
will, whether it's considered genuine, base or vulgar, and the
need to express oneself.  It snaps along with a great wit and
is, in the end, an inspiration for everybody.

THE MIGHTY RIVER
Director:	Frederic Back
Producer:	Hubert Tison
Production Co:	Societe Radio-Canada
		1400 est, boul. Rene Levesque 17e etage
		Montreal, PQ
		H2L 2M2
		Phone: (514) 597-4383

Viewers marvelled at "Crac!" and at "The Man who Planted Trees".
Now Back has created a film that is even more wondrous, even
more poetic.  This time he gazes lovingly on waters that find
their way to the wide-open sea, on the waters of the majestic
St. Lawrence River.  This voyage through time and space bears
the name "The Might River".

BEST ART DIRECTION - Russell Chick
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Maris Jansons
BEST ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

KURT BROWNING: YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS
Director:	Joan Tosoni
Producer:	John Brunton
Production Co:	Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
		205 Wellington Street West
		Toronto, ON
		M5V 3G7
		Phone: (416) 205-3522

Four time world champion Kurt Browning and guest stars
including Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi and Canadian
champion Josee Chouinard.  Highlights include a spoof of rocker
Robert Palmer's most celebrated music video; a stunning black

and white salute to the U.S. film noir genre of the 40's; and
Browning's dazzling homage to movie musical legend Gene Kelly.

BEST DIRECTION  - Ron Meraska
SUPERCHANNEL SCRIPT AWARD OF $  1,000 - Richard Mortimer
THE SCN ELIZABETH LOWRY AWARD OF $  500
BEST EDUCATIONAL / INSTRUCTIONAL

aidSCARE aidsCARE
Director:	Ron Meraska
Producer:	Lynn Harvey
Production Co:	Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
		P.O. Box 500, Station "A"
		Toronto, ON
		M5W 1E6

An hour long entertainment special featuring rap and rock music
plus off-the-wall comedy.  The entertainment for teens is
underscored by a strong message of safe sex and AIDS.

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
SPECIAL JURY AWARD
BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER 30 MINUTES

FOLK ART FOUND ME
Director:	Alex Busby
Producer:	Alex Busby / Mike Mahoney
Production Co:	Wisdom Teeth Productions
		P.O. Box 233, Station M
		Halifax, NS
		B3J 2M4
		Phone: (902) 426-6001

A direct & humorous documentary that allows the artist to
explain what real folk art is.  A celebration of the creative
will, whether it's considered genuine, base or vulgar, and the
need to express oneself.  It snaps along with a great wit &
is, in the end, an inspiration for everybody.

BEST SOUND - Michel Descombes & Luc Boudrias
BEST ANIMATION 

THE MIGHTY RIVER
Director:	Frederic Back
Producer:	Hubert Tison
Production Co:	Societe Radio-Canada
		1400 est, boul. Rene Levesque 17e etage
		Montreal, PQ
		H2L 2M2
		Phone: (514) 597-4383

Viewers marvelled at "Crac!" and at "The Man who Planted Trees".
Now Back has created a film that is even more wondrous, even
more poetic.  This time he gazes lovingly on waters that find
their way to the wide-open sea, on the waters of the majestic
St. Lawrence River.  This voyage through time and space bears
the name "The Might River".

BEST VIDEOGRAPHY
BEST DOCUMENTARY BY A BROADCASTER

RED CAPITALISM
Director:	Mark Starowicz
Producers:	Mark Starowicz / Julia Bennett
Production Co:	Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
		Documentary Unit
		4A-100 Broadcasting Centre
		205 Wellington Street West
		Toronto, ON
		M5V 3G7
		Phone: (416) 205-8838 / 205-8864

China will dwarf other countries in our lifetimes; the
documentary team set out to put a human face to an economic
revolution by telling the stories of the people struggling to
make it in the booming and corrupt city of Shenzhen.

THE ANTOINETTE (NETTIE) KRYSKI CANADIAN
  HERITAGE AWARD OF $  500
THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD KATHLEEN
  SHANNON AWARD OF $  1,000
BEST MULTICULTURAL / RACE RELATIONS

NUHONIYEH: OUR STORY
Director:	Allan Code / Mary Code
Producer:	Allan Code / Mary Code
Production Co:	Treeline Productions
		Tadoule Lake, MB
		R0B 2C0
		Phone: (204) 684-2008
		Fax:     (204) 684-2008

A people displaced, degraded and almost destroyed by Government
policy to divide them from their land and livelihood.  The
story of the Sayisi Dene, recounted by the survivors.

BEST PERFORMANCE - Linda Roy

UNE NUIT AVEC TOI
(ONE NIGHT WITH YOU)
Director:	Claude Demers
Producer:	Martin Paul-Hus
Production Co:	Amerique Film
		3575 St. Laurent, Mtl #314
		Montreal, PQ
		H2X 2T7
		Phone: (514) 844-0302

Un Homme, Deux Femmes.  Une Nuit.  Antoine est épris de Pamela
et d'Anne-Isabelle avec qui il n'ete de couper le ponts.
Alors qu'il rentre d'une soirée avec Pamela, un appel d'Anne-
Isabelle vient tout chambarder.

BEST EDITING

ELVIS: AIRBORNE
Director:	Brownen Hughes
Producer:	Morgan Earl
Production Co:	Glen-Warren Entertainment
		Box 9 - Station O
		Toronto, ON
		M4A 2M9
		Phone: (416) 299-2172

An intimate profile on Elvis Stojko.   The Special explores
Elvis' personal and professional life amidst the physical and
emotional strain of shooting for Olympic Gold.

BEST CHILDREN'S PRODUCTION

THE BIGGEST LITTLE TICKET
Director:	Robert Lang
Producer:	Robert Lang / Peter Weyman
Production Co:	Lyric Film & Video Inc.
		490 Adelaide St. W., Suite 304
		Toronto, ON
		M5V 1T2
		Phone: (416) 362-9822

A magic ticket takes a young girl on an adventure to an
enchanted theatre where she meets a Troll, a Dragon, and is
treated to a concert by Fred Penner, Bob Munsch, Rockapella and
other greats.

BEST COMMERCIAL (UNDER 2 MINUTES)

GAMBIT / LA COMBINE (90 seconds)
Director:	F.W. Samms
Producer:	Dept. Of Foreign Affairs & International Trade
Production Co:	Dept. Of Foreign Affairs & International Trade
		BCC - C2, Room 120
		125 Sussex Drive
		Ottawa, ON
		K1A 0G2
		Phone: (613) 943-0052

The promise of quick cash lures Renee and Paul into bringing
drugs back to Canada.  In a tragic twist of fate, they find out
that the risks and consequences of drug involvement are much
greater than they had anticipated.

BEST DOCUMENTARY OVER 30 MINUTES

NO MAN'S LAND
Director:	Shelley Saywell
Producer:	Shelley Saywell
Production Co:	Bishari Film Productions Inc.
		238 Davenport Road, #367
		Toronto, ON
		M5R 1J6
		Phone: (416) 964-6568

A focus on female war correspondents, their commonalities of
experience and personal sacrifice.  Less surprising than
thought provoking.

BEST DRAMA OVER 30 MINUTES

A CITY OF TONGUES
Director:	Lewis Cohen / Joshua Dorsey
Producer:	Lewis Cohen
Production Co:	Big Fan Film
		#14 Palmerston Gardens
		Toronto, ON
		M6G 1V9
		Phone: (416) 588-3544

Jammed from head to tail with bold colour canvasses, stark
black & white landscapes and erotic video jolts "A City Of
Tongues" is the story of Chantal's journey through a series of
alienating and abusive relationships with men.

BEST DRAMA UNDER 30 MINUTES

THE ROWBOAT RIDE
Director:	Jacques Fournier
Producer:	Christiane Hameline
Production Co:	Bloom Films
		318 Sherbrooke East
		Montreal, PQ
		H2X 1E6
		Phone: (514) 982-9770

"The Rowboat Ride" is a turning point in the life of Lara, the
grandmother, her two daughters, Halina and Katherine, and Amy,
the daughter of the latter.  Forced to submit to Katherine's
implacalbe decisions on their behalf, Lara and Amy, linked by
their lack of power, take off for a boat ride during which the
grandmother startles her granddaughter with a distressing
revelation about her past.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

LOULOU: PRISONNIÉRE DE SES PASSIONS
Director:	Sylvie Peltier
Producer:	Melanie McCaig / Shelley Kirk
Production Co:	Sylvie Peltier
		2693 Oxford
		Vancouver, BC
		V5K 1N2
		Phone: (604) 251-9006

Memories of a goldfish named LouLou lead to a woman's fish-eyed
exploration of her grandmother's life and passions.

BEST INDUSTRIAL / PROMOTIONAL

A WEB NOT A LADDER
Director:	Bonnie Dickie
Producer:	Chantal Bowen
Production Co:	National Film Board of Canada
		3155 Côte de Liesse
		St. Laurent, PQ
		H4N 2N4
		Phone: (514) 283-9805 / 283-9806

Featuring the personal stories and experiences of six women who
won and operate successful businesses.  "A Web Not A Ladder"
offers suggestions on everything from how to deal with sexist
loan policies of major lending institutions to business ethics
and personal goals.  While acknowledging the social barriers
that women entrepreneurs still face, this video celebrates
their strengths and accomplishments.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

I WOULD DIE FOR YOU
Director: 	Jeth Weinrich
Producer:	Braun Farnon
Production Co:	Red Motel Pictures
		801 - 17th Ave. S.W.
		Calgary, AB
		T2T 0A1
		Phone: (403) 541-0151

BEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS

CBC NEWSWATCH: DEADBEAT DADS
Producer:	Gerry Wagschal
Production Co:	Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
		1400 Rene Levesque Blvd. East
		Room B96-1
		Montreal, PQ
		H2L 2M2
		Phone: (514) 597-6378

The story unmasks a classic deadbeat dad.  He works 9-6, boasts
about his flotilla of boats, but says he can't afford to
support his daughter.

BEST SCIENCE / NATURE

BATTLE FOR THE TREES
Director:	John Edginton
Producer:	Gillian Darling / Jack Silberman
Production Co:	Sarus Productions Ltd.
		RR 1, G-46
		Bowen Island, BC
		V0N 1G0
		Phone: (604) 947-2914

This film travels to the heart of one of Canada's most
contentious environmental crises - the struggle to protect
British Columbia's disappearing rain forest.  Through personal
accounts of people close to the issue, the film explores the
controversy and solutions to the war in the woods.

BEST TELEVISION DRAMATIC TV SERIES EPISODE

THE ODYSSEY: BUT WHERE IS HERE (Episode 21)
Director:	Steve DiMarco
Producer:	Michael Chechik
Production Co:	Water Street Pictures Ltd.
		#204 - 11 Water Street
		Vancouver, BC
		V6B 1A7
		Phone: (604) 681-6543

Twelve year old Jay Ziegler falls from a treefort and goes into
a coma.  As he lies unconscious in hospital, watched over by
doctors, his mother and friends, Jay's mind journeys to another
world.  His two worlds are strangely parallel, except that
there are no adults in his new existence, and children live in
tribe-like clubs, supervised from a distant tower by the
mysterious fifteen year old Brad and his ‘Monitors'.

THE BEST OF SASKATCHEWAN

THE GRANDFATHER'S CHILDREN
Director:	Chris Triffo
Producer:	Chris Triffo
Production Co:	Partners in Motion
		2758 Partridge Cres.
		Regina, SK
		S4R 8J5
		Phone: (306) 545-2228

This music video relates directly to the spirit of the over
4500 Indigenous Athletes who participated in the 1993 North
American Indigenous Games which were held in Prince Albert, SK
in the summer of 1993.

SPECIAL JURY AWARDS

CHILDREN OF JERUSALEM: YACOUB
Director:	Beverly Shaffer
Producer:	Beverly Shaffer / Colin Neale
Production Co:	National Film Board of Canada
		3155 Côte de Liesse
		St. Laurent, PQ
		H4N 2N4
		Phone: (514) 283-9805 / 283-9806

A portrait of 9 year old Yacoub, a Christian Palestinian who
lives in the old city of Jerusalem.  "Children of Jerusalem"
will help children to recognize their similarities and to
respect cultural, racial and religious differences.

LAWN AND ORDER
Director:	Adrienne Mitchell / Janis Lundman
Producer:	Adrienne Mitchell / Janis Lundman
Production Co:	Lawn and Order Films
		110 Spadina Avenue, #800
		Toronto, ON
		M5K 2K4
		Phone: (416) 360-1126

Journeying through cities, suburbs, plains and desert, "Lawn
And Order" is a fun, hilarious and touching documentary which
reveals the zany and obsessive fascination North Americans have
with their front yard.

RETURN TO THE WARSAW GHETTO
Director:	Steve Paikin
Producer:	Steve Paikin
Production Co:	TV Ontario
		2180 Younge Street
		Toronto , ON
		M4T 2T2
		Phone:	(416) 484-2600

On April 19, 1993 tens of thousands of Jews, from around the
world, including 150 from Canada, gathered in Warsaw, Poland to
observe the 50th anniversary of the Ghetto Uprising.  We follow
three families through their odyssey in Warsaw and watch as the
older generation comes to terms with it's past and tries to
pass on its knowledge and experience to the younger generation.

SPACE FOR FOUR
Director:	Andrew Cochrane
Producer:	Andrew Cochrane
Production Co:	Andrew Cochrane Associates ltd.
		1820 Hollis Street, Suite 300
		Halifax, NS
		B3J 1W4
		Phone(902) 421- 9777

What does it take to become an astronaut?  When the Canadian
Space Agency asked for applications, over 5300 people responded
to find out.  Only four would be chosen.  The film maker
gained rare access to the Canadian astronaut selection process
as 20 remarkable finalists try to beat greater than 1300 - 1
odds to get a seat on the space shuttle.

THE BELLRINGER
Director:	Michael Gibson
Producer:	Brenda Sherwood
Production Co:	Bellringer Productions Inc.
		160 Wineva Avenue
		Toronto, ON
		M4E 2T4

A young boy develops magical powers throught the bell on his
tricycle, powers that help him to finally overcome the fear of
his dead father.

THE SISTERS
Director:	Penny McCann
Producer:	Penny McCann
Production Co:	Drowning Ladies Productions
		145 Clarence Street, # 207
		Ottawa, ON
		K1N 1B7
		Phone:	(613) 562-8130

Set in Eastern Ontario in 1917 and present- day, "The Sisters"
is a haunting tale of the ties that bind women and sisters
together.  From etchings on a gravestone we are drawn into the
lives of the Hagan sisters and the tragic story of their shared
young deaths.  In a compelling blend of women's socail history
and drama.  "The Sisters uses evocative and sensuous imagery to
reveal a story that is at once both poignant and celebratory.

THEM THAT'S NOT: SINGLE WOMEN AND THE WELFARE SYSTEM
Director:	Christene Brown
Producer:	Silva Basmajian
Production Co:	National Film Board of Canada
		3155 Côte de Liesse
		Ville St- Laurent, PQ
		H4N 2N4
		Phone:	(514) 283-9438

This documentary on the state of poverty among women and
children in Canada examines the welfare system as a perpetuator
of a set financial status.  A cry for change in an inadequate
program, "Welfare Mother" looks at issues of racism and sexism
within the context of the system while exploring the increasing
trouble presented by our national economic state and the poor
response of the welfare institution.  Through interviews with
the welfare recipients, major areas of difficulty are cited as
inefficiency, lack of incentive and absence of opportunity for
recipients to seek and secure alternatives to the income
provided through welfare.

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